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Cochrane recalls the Lincolnton of his youth

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(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series) Lincolnton native Jerry Cochrane remembers when his hometown was more like a one-horse town. “It was a small community, where everyone knew everyone else,” Cochrane said. “There was no crime to speak of. It was a warm, friendly place without…

50th Anniversary

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New Marine’s vet’s organization formally chartered

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The Captain Jeb. F. Seagle Detachment of the Marine Corps League was officially chartered Feb. 6 by Steven T Wilson, National Vice-Commandant for the Midwest Region of the League. The detachment voted to name itself for one of Lincolntons’ own sons, a Marine aviator who was posthumously awarded the Navy…

Grand Openings

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Lincolnton mayor Bobby Huitt holds the ceremonial scissors in preparation for the ribbon cutting at the Citizens Insurance Center Agency grand opening that took place Feb. 2. To the left of the mayor are Lincolnton-Lincoln County chamber of commerce chairman Jack Funk and Mark Mullen, owner of Citizens Insurance. Behind…

Blondes aren’t so dumb, so watch it with the jokes, pal

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Four members of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors, all blondes, recently attended the 86th North Carolina Association of Realtors Inaugural ceremony in Pinehurst. Sheila Rudisill with All Points Realty was inducted as the Region 7 vice president and serves on the NCAR Board of Directors. Marsha Jordan, CRS, GRI,…

Dairy farm no longer milking it

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A.D. Shrum and his first cousin Gerald Williams have both spent all of their 65 years living on a dairy farm. Soon, however, the two owners of S.S.W. Farm plan to sell their milk cows and retire from the business. For most of their lives, the men have had to…

Social worker for the blind helps her clients adjust to life after becoming visually impaired

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Lincoln County’s social worker for the blind knows losing your vision can be a traumatizing thing, but she also knows it doesn’t mean the end of independence. “Part of what I do when I go into homes is try to let these people know that there are totally blind people…

Native a world-traveling architect

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When he was a fourth-grade student living in Lincolnton, Randy Croxton’s teacher told him something that would change his life. Mrs. Brown pointed out he was good at science and math as well as art. “Most people are good at one or the other. It’s very unusual to be good…

Parents, children reading together

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“Family Storyteller,” a pilot program at G.E. Massey Elementary School, is coming to a close, but organizers hope to see more of its kind in the future. The program, which was put together by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, focused on helping 16 parents and their children read together. “Reading…

82nd birthday

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